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1 In 4 Children Born In NV To Non-Citizens

From Nevada’s Reno Gazette Journal:

Nevada high in foreign births

By Steve Timko • November 8, 2010

About one out of every four children born in Nevada recently were to mothers who were not U.S. citizens, the second-highest rate in the nation, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday.

The data, collected as part of the Census Bureau’s ongoing American Community Survey, did not distinguish between noncitizen mothers who were here legally or illegally.

The American Community Survey sends questionnaires to households in every state every year to get a demographic snapshot. This data was from the 2008 ACS and asks participants if they had children in the prior 12 months. The estimates said 26.3 percent of the children born in Nevada were to mothers who were not U.S. citizens. California ranked first at 29.1 percent.

The figures did not surprise Mary Ann Robinson, coordinator of the Washoe County School District’s English Language Learner department.

The school district has 11,243 students in its English Language Learner program, and 75 percent of them were born in the United States, Robinson said.

To make sure it can communicate with all of the parents of its students it translates letters, it is required to send home into several languages.

Many schools have bilingual clerks and parent facilitators who are bilingual. There are also bilingual aides in classrooms, and if needed, the school can hire translators so school staff can talk with parents, Robinson said

All of which is cost free, of course. Which is handy given how few illegal aliens pay the taxes that support educating their children.

Nevada Hospital Association president and chief executive officer Bill Welch said that historically, noncitizens are less likely to have health insurance. That puts financial strain on Nevada’s hospitals because when they show up to give birth, the hospitals will deliver the babies even if payment is not guaranteed, Welch said.

In the past 18 months four Nevada hospitals, all based in Southern Nevada, closed their obstetrics services

"We have other hospitals evaluating their OB services at this time based on the number of uninsured and underinsured patients presenting to deliver babies," Welch said.

Racists.

Nineteen out of 33 Nevada hospitals are losing money — the average Silver State hospital had an operating loss of 2.71 percent — and obstetrics is almost always a money loser, he said…

Hospitals have cut costs where they can and shifted the costs of some money-losing services into areas where other patients can make up the difference, he said

Which is why an aspirin will cost you $40, if you are not of a privileged class.

Bob Fulkerson, executive director of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, said it is important not to scapegoat noncitizens for problems.

"This is a prime example of why Congress needs to pass immigration reform, so that noncitizens can become citizens," Fulkerson said. "It shows the failure to act nationally is having a profound effect at the community level." …

[Illegal aliens] also boost the economy, he said.

"Without a robust immigrant population, Nevada’s economy would be much, much worse, and that’s borne out by studies from the Wall Street Journal and universities through out the country," Fulkerson said. "Immigrants, both citizens and noncitizens, have an overwhelmingly positive effect on our economy."

Yes, just look at how blessed both Nevada and California are.

And look at how they are both determined to ‘stay the course.’

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “1 In 4 Children Born In NV To Non-Citizens”

  1. Petronius says:

    “In the past 18 months four Nevada hospitals … closed their obstetrics services…. Nineteen out of 33 Nevada hospitals are losing money.”

    A welfare state with open borders cannot survive. Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.

    “To make sure it can communicate with all of the parents of its students [the school district] translates letters it is required to send home into several languages.”

    Into Nahuatl? Amayra? Quechua? Jiido? Why translate letters to parents if the parents are illiterate in their own languages?

    “Congress needs to pass immigration reform, so that noncitizens can become citizens….”

    The main lesson learned by the Democrats from the recent election is that we must have more immigrants to bolster the all-important foreign vote. And to complete the Californication of the entire country.

    Yes, that is the lesson of the 2010 election. The Liberal Death Wish can still triumph — just look at California! And Nevada! And Colorado! Hallelujah!

    “Without a robust immigrant population, Nevada’s economy would be much, much worse….”

    In other words, by legislating amnesty and importing tens of millions of new poor people, and with a concomitant expansion of Obamacare, disability, unemployment, and Social Security payments, we can help stimulate the economy, alleviate unemployment, reduce the deficit, balance the budget, lower taxes on middle-class-working-families, solve the health care crisis, protect the environment, and reduce energy consumption and our dependence on foreign oil.

    Why, we can actually immigrate our way to prosperity.

    Is America a great country or what?!

    • proreason says:

      “Without a robust immigrant population, Nevada’s economy would be much, much worse….”

      Yes, all peasant economies are driven by the lowest common denominator. Medieval Europe, Red China, the USSR, Czarist Russia, thousands more. Probably 99% of the economies throughout history.

      All capitalist economies are driven by a handful of mega-entrepreneurs, the Gilded Age (Railroad Barons, Carnegie), Japan in the 60’s and 70’s (Honda, Sony), the Internet Age (Bezos, Jerry Yang). These are probably less than 1% of the economies throughout history.

      Yet, an overwhelming amount of human progress has been made during capitalist economies.

      What a mystery it is.

      These greedy geniuses must be stopped before they convince the peasants that they are as good as their masters.

  2. Gladius et Scutum says:

    “…Fulkerson, executive director of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada…” And all along I thought the “PLA” was the armed wing of Chairman Mao’s Peasant Association! Also: I believe, based on the context of the story, that the executive director is misspelling his own surname.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    There are three kinds of people: Those who can do math and those who can’t.


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